THE NEED IS STILL GREATER THAN THE HARVEST…WE NEED TO EXPAND
Abundant Harvest built a prototype Aquaponic Greenhouse to demonstrate how efficient a closed-loop technique for producing fish and vegetables could be. Though we more than doubled our production, the concept greenhouse had serious limitations. The building was poorly ventilated and insulated. Temperatures were below freezing for much of the winter and soar to 120 degrees in the summer, making the space unsuitable for growing much of the year.
Abundant Harvest has put together a Development Plan that includes building a building (4000 sq. ft.) that will house an Aquaponic, Hydroponic, Fish growing facility for growing produce and fish, using 90% less water/utilities than “Traditional Farming”. Our mission will continue to be the donation of 50% of harvested produce and fish to needy families in the community through charitable food distributors. The addition of an Aquaculture /Sustainability Institute will provide a space for community, schools, missionaries, and organizations to explore approaches that will help create a more sustainable society, that lives in a way that sustains rather than depletes the Ecosystem we rely on.
In our previous building, in 2014 we grew 18,000 pounds of produce, 10,000 pounds was donated between April and October, in a new more efficient building, we will create a system that will grow 80K – 100K pounds of produce and fruit per year. Establishing an Aquaculture Institute will allow us to offer the community, the full-time use of a “Living Classroom” dedicated to Sustainable Aquaculture/Agriculture.
Are We Successful
To laugh often and much,To win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children, To earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends, To appreciate beauty, to find the best in others, To leave the world a little bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch or a redeemed social condition, To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived, This is to have succeeded.
(Ralph Waldo Emerson)